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John Adams

by Sandy on July 24, 2011

John Adams

John Adams

I just finished the last episode of HBO’s John Adams yesterday. I watched it on HBOGO. Although the reviews were very positive, I was hesitant to watch it since I’m not usually a fan of historical movies, but I really enjoyed it. I thought Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney were excellent, although it was difficult at first to think of them as a couple. Also, it was interesting to see how the Declaration of Independence came about and to see how the interaction between the signers may have occurred.
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Marmaduke

by Sandy on May 15, 2011

Marmaduke

Marmaduke

I watched Marmaduke this morning on HBO. I thought it was so cute. If you like cats and dogs, you’ll enjoy it, too….along with the kids. I must admit that the car first attracted me since it’s just like mine, except for the color. :)

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Toy Story 3

by Sandy on December 18, 2010

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

I watched this movie last night.  While I don’t usually like animated movies, I really like all of the Toy Story movies.  This one is a bit sad, and I got quite teary-eyed at the end.  If you haven’t seen the movies, and that’s hard to believe, I would recommend them.  Tom Hanks is the voice of the main character, Woody, who I thought did a great job and was easily recognizable.  All the other characters and their voices can be seen on The Internet Movie Database.

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Pillars of the Earth

by Sandy on August 28, 2010

Pillars of the Earth

Pillars of the Earth

I have read this book a few months ago, but did not review it on my blog. It’s quite a big book with over 900 pages (41 hours via audio), but once you start reading, you can’t put it down. I never would have thought that I would be interested in a book that takes place in twelfth century England, but I found it highly engrossing. The characters include an idealistic master builder, a pious and compassionate prior, a ruthless bishop, and a loathesome woman. In addition, there are the heroes and heroines with some romance thrown in, and oh, I have to mention; plenty of violence, too. I’ve learned while reading this book that people are people, everywhere. The story just happens to be in England’s twelfth century, but it could also apply to present day.
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Avatar

by Sandy on December 18, 2009

Avatar

Avatar

I saw the new Avatar movie today. The reviews have been so positive, and I couldn’t wait to see it myself. It’s just a beautiful movie, with vivid colors and wonderful special effects. There’s no bad language or sexuality, so it’s OK for kids. Even though it’s almost 3 hours long, it held my interest throughout. Roger Ebert gave it a great review, and I usually agree with his reviews. I won’t go into the story line, because you can read all about it on Roger Ebert’s site, but it is an epic entertainment with an anti-war message and is an altogether extraordinary film. After seeing it, I’m sure you’d agree.

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2012

by Sandy November 13, 2009 Movies

Today I went to see the movie, 2012, starring John Cusack. If you like fantastic visual effects and heart pounding action that keeps you sitting on the edge of your seat while holding your breath, then this movie is for you! While the story isn’t very plausible, and probably won’t win any academy awards, it […]

Jamie Foxx Movie

by Sandy October 16, 2009 Movies

I went to see the new Jamie Foxx movie today, Law Abiding Citizen. It probably won’t get great reviews, but I enjoyed it anyway. It’s an implausible story with plenty of violence, but it’s entertaining just the same. Most of the viewers described it as an “edge of your seat” type of thriller with plenty […]

Michael Moore’s Movie

by Sandy October 4, 2009 Movies

I saw the new Michael Moore movie, Capitalism: A Love Story. I knew I would be upset if I went to see it, and I wasn’t wrong. As you know the subject is about corporate dominance and it’s impact on ordinary Americans. One subject that he features is the mortgage loan fiasco of the past […]